Improving OHSE Performance - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Case Study - Business Case (35%) , Online Discussion - Online discussion (20%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,040.00
International 3,280.00

This advanced unit covers best practice communication and management principles and practices to influence the improvement of OHSE performance at all levels of the organisation. OHSE performance measures, planning and conducting OHSE management systems audits, communicating OHSE with influence, the psychology of safety behaviour, and ethical issues for OHSE practitioners are some of the topics in this unit.

On successful completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  1. Calculate a lost time injury rate (LTIR) and review the utility of LTIR as an OHSE performance measure
  2. Critically compare and contrast the various techniques used to measure and improve OHSE performance
  3. Appraise the steps and processes in OHSE auditing and relate these to other organisational systems to maximise improvements in OHSE performance
  4. Communicate effectively with business stakeholders, from senior leaders to employees, to measure and improve OHSE performance.
  • Case Study — Business Case (35%)
  • Online Discussion — Online discussion (20%)
  • Report — Audit Report (45%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • OHS611 — OHSE Auditing

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Additional materials

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to OHSE performance
2Application of OHSE Performance Measures ¿ their derivation and use
3Critical Review of OHSE Performance Measures
4Strategic Planning and Business Case for OHSE
5Communicating OHSE with Senior Management and Boards of Management
6Communicating for Influence with Employees ¿ Psychology of Safety Behaviour
7OHSE Performance and the Role of Audit
8The Audit Process
9OHSE Auditing
10Interview Skills for OHSE Practitioners
11Leading OHSE Teams
12Ethical Issues for OHSE Practitioners

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Quizzes

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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